Prothro named to Rose Bowl Hall of Fame
Former Duke quarterback Tommy Prothro has been named to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2016, the Tournament of Roses announced Wednesday.
Prothro, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, lettered three seasons (1939-41) for the Blue Devils and helped Duke to an appearance in the Rose Bowl against Oregon State on Jan. 1, 1942. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1942 Rose Bowl Game, the only one played outside of Pasadena, Calif. The game was at Duke Stadium in Durham after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Prothro went on to be head coach in three additional Rose Bowl games, first with Oregon State in 1957 and 1965 and with UCLA in 1966. He compiled an overall head coaching record of 104-55-5 with stints with the Beavers (1955-64; 63-37-2) and Bruins (1965-70; 41-18-3). In 1965, UCLA capped an 8-2-1 campaign with a 14-12 win over Michigan State in the Rose Bowl and finished the year ranked No. 4 in the final Associated Press national poll. In 1971, Prothro moved to professional football as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams and, later, the San Diego Chargers. Prothro, who died in 1995 of cancer, also is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Shaw: Three Bears’ volleyball players earned Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference preseason honors. Shaw’s three selections – sophomores Kelly Murphy, Keveesha Wattley and Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez – were the most for any CIAA squad.
St. Aug’s: Senior Olivia Porter and sophomore Zoey Isom have been named to the Preseason All-CIAA Women’s Volleyball Team. Porter is on the preseason team for the second consecutive year, and Isom earned her first preseason selection after a stellar freshman campaign.
Track & Field
NCCU: Tavius “T.J.” Walker, an alumnus and former all-American sprinter at North Carolina Central University with 13 years of coaching experience, is the new director of men’s and women’s track and field/cross country for the university, the Department of Athletics announced Wednesday.
Swimming & Diving
ECU: The American Athletic Conference Academic Affairs Committee has named former swimmer Julien Dodu as the men’s recipient of the Commissioner’s Postgraduate Leadership Award. Dodu is the first Pirate student-athlete to be recognized with the scholarship since ECU joined the conference in 2014-15.
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